Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of ... See full summary »
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Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in 1900 to the late 90s explosion of technology and mass communication. Written by Jerry Roberts

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This Documentary was Really Moving....
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why its 5.7, but it deserves at least an 8 or 9. I've seen this documentary more times than i can remember, the music people and video scenes all add up to create feeling like you are there witnessing everything take place. Pretty much everything up to the 70's will keep your eyes glued to the T.V. Captures the mood of the Depression and the Holocaust excellently. It only really lacks once they get to the 80's and 90's. I would've liked to see more of what Reagan did during his presidency, and maybe a mention of the L.A. Riots would've been good.

Otherwise Great Series, worth owning and viewing multiple times. The late Peter Jennings is always a great host and his wording usually adds to the scenes that are portrayed. Other Interviews include Dennis Hopper,Martin Scorcese, Dick Clark, Janet Leigh, Ossie Davis, and Colin Powell.

Also if you liked this series, check out CNN's The Cold War, and also, A Century of Warfare.


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